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My Story (it's a long one)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Second Annual Rootin' For Ruby Labor Day Pound-A-Thon (whew that is a mouthful; have to wonder if there are calories there LOL) brings to my mind the Labor Day holiday. And that brings to my mind my autobiography that I wrote about 36 years ago. Maybe it is time for a sequel, you think?? LOL

But anyway, I thought I would share it with you but it will have to be done in sections so I hope you don't mind.


Today I made the great discovery that I am a nobody!! But, alas, unlike other great discoveries, mine is destined to get me nowhere. The very essence of my discovery rejects renown. To think that I have strived a lifetime, only to find that my great moment of revelation is of no importance to the world at all.
Webster describes me as "not anybody; no one; a person of no importance." Truly a great man to be able to predict so perfect a description years before I was even born. Such greatness made his name a household word. A similar fame has been my life long goal. I've run the race of living, only to cross the finish line to receive my trophy, inscribed "Who Cares". What a bummer!
But, I refuse to give up; I will continue my struggle and perhaps one day, people all across the world will find my name on their lips as they say, "Jane Doe? I never heard of her". And so I bring this boring story on the dull nothing in the life of a nobody.
Although I was born a nobody, the day of my birth did not go unnoticed. The entire country was in a state of celebration. The day was named a National Holiday. As I took my first breath of life and saw the festivities taking place for my debut into the world, I knew great things were in store for me. It wasn't until some years later that I realized I had been born on Labor Day and the world had neither known nor cared. But, even now, thirty nine years later, when periodically my birthday and Labor Day coincide, I still like to pretend the country is honoring my day.

To be continued.....
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    Ohhh I hope we don't have to wait too long for the next installment...
    3574 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/21/2010 1:22:09 PM
    Your a "somebody" to me Arlene, and you always have been, I know your just telling a story here, but I want you to know that you mean so much to me.
    3574 days ago
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